Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticised only by fools.
Bunny Wigglesworth: There is no shame in being poor, only dressing poorly!
No man is so poor as to have nothing worth giving. Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare to think.
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony.
Scarlett: As God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.